Mottistone Downs Walk

Open downs and wooded paths

Route Information

This is a relatively short walk from the Jubilee car park above Brighstone, up over Mottistone Downs and loops back through the forest.

It has a great mix of open views and wooded walks, ideal for kids.

The mapped walk is a loop, but there are many different tracks that run through the woods, and you can occasionally find a stick shelter for the kids to play in!

From the car park, head straight up the path to the west and up to the top. At the bottom of the western end you will find a crossroads of paths, take the right and head into the forest, keeping right on and cross paths you find.

If it’s been raining a lot, the wooded part of this walk can be muddy, so wear boots, or double back over the downs again.

There are no facilities on this walk, although there are shops, pubs and public toilets in the nearby village of Brighstone.

Free parking is available at the start of this route at the Jubilee car park

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There are no facilities on this route, although there is a seasonal catering van usually at the car park

There is no nearby bus stop for this walking route. The nearest stops are Brighstone (Number 12), Chessell Pottery (Number 7), or Calbourne (Number 7)

Route 7 bus timetable

Route 12 bus timetable

You can download a printable map of the walk below:

Printable Map (PDF)

You can download a GPX file for the route below:

GPX Route Map

Route Map

Mottistone Down Walk Gallery

Walking Gear

OS Explorer Active OL29 Isle of Wight

OS Explorer Active OL29 Isle of Wight

Map sheet number OL29 in the OS Explorer map series is the perfect map for your days out and holidays on the Isle of Wight.

FitLife Hiking Walking Trekking Poles

FitLife Hiking Walking Trekking Poles

Anti Shock, Absorbing Poles - With the High Quality 7 Series Aviation Aluminum Material. Ideal for Island walking.

Chilly's Leak-Proof, BPA-Free Bottles

Chilly's Leak-Proof, BPA-Free Bottles

Double-wall insulation maintains temperatures inside. food-grade stainless steel leak-proof drinking bottle.

Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack

Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack

Ultra-light. Ultra-durable. Ultra-awesome. The backpack is perfect for day-to-day use for walking on the Isle of Wight.

Travel Water Bottle for Dogs & Pets

Travel Water Bottle for Dogs & Pets

Ideal for walking and travelling with your dog, and includes a bottle carabiner that can be attached to your backpack.

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